Dreamin’ Ain’t Just For Fools And Artists

I knew too much about life at a young age
Spent a lot of time dreaming about better days
Where money wasn’t an issue and life went on as usual
But when I voiced any of those dreams, laughter fell down upon me
Maybe they didn’t mean it, after all, they never could afford it
Because dreamin’ was for fools and artists
Neither one can pay the mortgage.
It took two more decades before I’d voice those dreams again
And this time, I had a softer place to land
Even though I couldn’t digest it, I tried again and got better at it
For those who believe, never want me to stop dreaming
It’s been tough to silence the critics, which mostly live in my attic
But I won’t let another two decades pass, listening to a bunch of asses

                                                                  -Sj.

Unemployment Diaries: California Edition Part IX

A second interview means something good, usually. Will the universe intertwine with good karma and let me make that phone call home, so my husband can finally move back to California? Read more to find out.

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference 2015

What happens when you throw out insecurities and jump in head first? You grow, learn and sometimes, maybe even win. Read my recap of my first literary conference.

Pike’s Peak – Day Two

After yesterdays breakfast, I knew todays was going to be just as good. I almost couldn’t wait to get out of bed, almost. Knowing we had to tire the dogs out before leaving them at the hotel, the Hubs found a disc golf coarse (golf with a frisbee) 25 minutes away. Every time we goContinue reading “Pike’s Peak – Day Two”

My First Agency Tour

Today PRSSA and myself got the unique chance to tour the Weber Shandwick office in downtown Dallas, inside the Comerica Bank Tower. The PR firm represents over 3,000 companies and have multiple offices in 80 countries, including the United States, London and Middle East. In regards to the work they do, they are a littleContinue reading “My First Agency Tour”

Deaf Coffee Chat

It’s called a comfort zone for a reason, it’s nice and cozy and familiar. There are hardly any expectations or anything out of the ordinary. You don’t get your feet wet in anything new, and there isn’t a reason to fret about going there, it’s like home. In Texas, colleges require students to take aContinue reading “Deaf Coffee Chat”

My Morning Wearing Red

This morning a few PRSSA members and me visited the offices of The American Red Cross North Texas Region in Dallas. Our host Regional Marketing Manager, Amy Yen and Communications Associate, Lisa Morgan, showed us around the impressive and irreplaceable organization. We were also rewarded with a shortened version of the regional communications programs. ItsContinue reading “My Morning Wearing Red”

I’ve got the ‘Ities & the Itch

A TBT that isn’t about pictures. Instead it’s about remembering when …